Sunday, July 1, 2007

Prayer for the Guilt-Ridden: The One-Volume "Liturgy of the Seconds"

Tucked away in a portion of your conscience is there a cubbyhole that remains visible, no matter how hard you try to forget what's in it? The one that keeps nagging at you that you should be increasing your prayer life, probably to the point that you should get the four-volume Liturgy of the Hours that the Church has had as its official prayer book for over 1,000 years.

Well, Rome sympathizes with us and has come up with the new, one volume, "Liturgy of the Seconds!"

As an extra added attraction, Rome has thrown in some Holy Minutes for your Eucharistic Adoration (great for folks with osteo-arthritis, let me tell you), 9 Minute Novenas and a Rosary that is even shorter than that said by the Fatima child saints. If Our Lady approved of them saying the "Shortcut Rosary", surely it would be OK by her if you did it too, wouldn't it? There do not seem to be any interminable litanies in the "Liturgy of the Seconds" either!

Curt Jester's Second HandBooks should have it any minute now.

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